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September 2014

How To Make Your Mixtape Lyrics Tweetable


Use Your Mixtape Lyrics To Increase Your Mixtape Exposure

Well, if you did not know, Social media networks offers great marketing opportunities for rappers or musicians, however it can sometime work to your disadvantage if you do not know   how to use it appropriately and that goes fore other business. I have been in this niche for quite some time I can offer you a couple music marketing tips to get some attention to your mixtape, which you will never find in any other place. What always kills me is how many artists out there actually think that having millions of followers on social media will get them to stardom, in terms of music. For example, an artist having 100,000 plus followers on twitter might be tempted to think that even he/she shares their songs on their timeline,  that many people will be interested in that song or song lyric. Actually, you can have all those 100, 000 plus followers on twitter, and yet no one will respond to your tweet. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, because most of these followers are sometime spam followers, or do not know you as an artist! Moreover, you might have also tweeted unattractive tweet, which will not cause ripples within the social media arena.

A large number of artists use social media networks to develop their fan base, while some even launch their music career. However, without the required expertise in this game, it is very challenging for a musician to break through to reach his or her target audience. Well, it is possible, though it can be tough! As much as many artists will deny it, statistically they need the backing of these social media at some level. However, despite the possibility of reaching a higher number of fans, there are some barriers which if you are not careful, an artist can fail terribly. For example, there is a possibility that songs that were posted or tweeted like one or two years ago are still there, effectively competing with thousands of other songs. And for this reason, you need to have a catchy song lyric in order to outdo the ‘old’ songs, and ultimately attract more fans your way. So your how do you do that?

Are you interested in making some good money with your music? Well, you can achieve this by simply having your fans know your lyrics, and eventually buy them in return. Anyway let me get to facts, here is a clever way to make your song lyrics more tweetable, and even attract them to your site. Most of the experts in music industry usually claim that tweetable and short quotes are the proverbial diamond when it comes to social media sharing. Ideally, when you add up this knowledge with the fact that song lyrics can make awesome quotes, then an artist will reach for greatness without struggling a lot. Moreover this can be a good recipe for marketing and promoting your music online.

Music marketing is like a backbone to any artists’ career, and you need not to waste this chance. Nonetheless, if you want to tweet, lets say your song lyric, you can just find a catchy line and go ahead to tweet it up. However, this can be very tedious, especially when you do not have the time to tweet every time. So, what can you do in this situation? One can use a special tool known as Click To Tweet.

For those who do not know, this tool is pretty simple to advertise and promote your content, for example song lyrics, on twitter. I can recommend this that is if you do not have enough to type every time you want to tweet.

Furthermore, when you combine a catchy song lyric, with an encrypted version of Click to Tweet on your music site, you will not only make it easy for you to tweet, but it will also allow your fans to spread your lyrics or post to there followers qucik..

Moreover, keep in mind that lyrics make the best quotes and on this account, quotes can be the best treat for social media sharing! Do you see how cool it is? Just figure out this, imagine you embed few of these techniques in every page of your site. I tell you, it will be completely easy and efficient. You will even be inviting a fan or your followers to at least share your great lines. If you install it in your music website, you will be surprised to receive at least 4 retweets, and a number of favorites. By now I know you might be wondering how you can set up this whole thing. Set up is a bit easy. It does not consume a lot of time to create one. First, identify the best punch line in your song; thereafter come up with some links, embed them on your music site. Voila! And you will have everything done.

Moreover, if you are using a wordpress-powered site it is even much simple. This is so, thanks to the available and easy-to-use plugins on wordpress, where it allows its users to customize their posts. And if you are finding it hard to get the Click To Tweet software, simply search for it under the plugin search. Thereafter choose one, install it, you will be good to go. Conversely, this is a simple way to make your song lyrics become effective, as well as offer your fans the opportune moment to share the lyrics love.

Social media is arguably one of the tools that have revolutionized how musicians can control their career, in terms of getting fans. However, it normally depends on the kind of fans you want to get and the methodology of your preference. Nonetheless, I still recommend the above process as the simplest way to increase your fan base. Click To Tweet is ideally one of the smartest way to make your song lines more tweetable you can just slick lines from your mixtape and have a custom mixtape cover and use the lyrics to bait them to get your mixtape.. So if you are really interested in increasing your rankings in the market, go ahead and give it a try.

How To Find The Best Publicist For Your Music

Tips on Finding the Best Publicist for your Band

To  get noticed and heard in the music industry in this age of the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it takes effective publicity which involves good communication and teamwork.  The best publicist is one who works on independent releases and you can feel they connect with you and has proven to be able to connect with the audience using modern and standard channels.  Finding the ideal publicist for your band will cost you though; here are the 10 best tips to help you through this process, whether you are looking for a permanent publicist, for your next tour or album.

  1. Check there track record: When searchhing for a quality music publicist, among the initial details you will get about them besides the name is how long they have been handling Public Relations for which musicians presently or have in the past.  You should also find out where else they featured in, and have a look at their blogs and try find if you know any writers, media producers in the music press and the media they may have had solid relations with because positive work sells itself.

  2. Follow referrals, read Reviews: If you expect to hire a publicist that will be aggressive in hunting for you, you have to do the hunting yourself.  It is much easier to find reliable information today on these subjects because of the internet, take advantage of it.  Talk to referrals and check out publicist reviews and make a list of a few.  Every now and then you come across a name, on a blog referral and your heart will feel it when you know it’s the perfect fit for your needs.  Follow any promising link and gather information before moving forward.

  3. What’s the Publicist’s current client roster: The best place to start following a promising lead?  If you follow a referral that takes you to the contact of the publicist, find out how effective they are in promoting their clients and what techniques they are using to see if it is what you are looking for.  However, I would advise you to consider only publicists who currently have not so many campaigns running, you need to find a publicist who will have time for you and who can give your music the attention it takes to truly absorb and feel it.

  4. Find a publicist that specializes in your music genre: this is a very important point many bands and solos overlook, yet it is very important.  Just because a publicist is doing amazingly well promoting a friend who plays jazz doesn’t mean they can turn your next rock tour into a cosmic travel.  Be smart, look out for the small things.  A publicist may take your project because you have talent, but unless they feel you first, you will not really get efficiently understand each other.

  5. Your publicist and your audience must connect:  This means that your publicist must be on the same page with your kind of crowd.  You don’t need to be supporting the same football team or watch the same TV shows but you must see that you can form a connection outside the studio and office.  Make a friend first and you will make a wonderful partner.  Your publicist should not only understand but ‘know’ how to be your fan second.

  6. Good communication breeds teamwork:  While assessing a potential publicist for suitability to handle your PR, get to know how forthcoming they are on information such as schedules, fees, plans and everything else.  The best publicist is not one that uses and industry jargon to end every sentence, it is one that communicates the clearest and in time.

  7. What do they think about your music?  When considering a candidate to be your publicist, you would want him or her to be your fan, but if not a mentor who believes you have the potential to reach out and turns millions of people out there into your fans.  Get your mixtape to the publicist ( make sure it has a fire ass mixtape cover and look for the belief and enthusiasm that comes with good communication.

  8. Set expectations and make them clear:  Before you chose your publicist, it is important to set the right expectations and be clear on what you are seeking.  Do you want a local or an international campaign?  Do you want a publicist to handle press and organize tours or just a PR manager to connect with fans online?  You should also understand when the publicist is available and what opportunities they see.  Setting expectations MUST go both ways for it to work.

  9. Responsiveness:  How long did it take for the publicist to respond when you approached them about working together?  Did they have time for you or did they just pass you on to an assistant?  Being a musician is not a job, it is your life, and you should expect to find a publicist that is prompt, pays attention to detail and understands more than just audio and visual communication and responds to them.  Trust me, you will come back here and thank me I pointed this out.

  10. Budget: Finally, find out how much it will cost you to hire the right publicist.  Can you afford what they are asking?  Based on the duration of the contract, does your band have sufficient finances to keep the publicist comfortable and dedicated even if things go south?  Remember that hiring the best publicist could be costly considering you just got a team member whose fruits are not instantaneous.

You are now set to find the best referral for your next album, tour or public relations project.


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